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Babar - King Of The Elephants
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As for me, it reminded me of my childhood, when we read the Babar books, written
by Jean de Brunhof to pay for his sanatorium when he suffered from TB. HIs son
took over after him and continued with great adventures of the vegetarian tribe,
who ate wonderful soup of bananas in chocolate!
The DVD makes for pleasant repeat watchings for parents. The story is well-paced and reworks the original books in an interesting way.
We hope HBO releases more Babar episodes from this director on DVD. A job well done!
I often find even DVDs for kids too hectic and fast-moving, but this one is a pleasant surprise: The animation is very well crafted, the story moves along smoothly without too much "action" and dialogue which can easily overwhelm smaller kids. My daughter enjoys especially the songs that are beautifully integrated.
However, the scene in which Babar's mother dies and the war with the rhinos are so drawn out, that my daughter asked to turn the TV off. I have no idea, why these upsetting scenes were given so much more importance than they have in the book.
The other disappointment was that the movie entirely skips Babar's travels with his new wife Celeste! This is my daughter's favored part of the story, and I'm sure she's not the only one.
I remember the Barbar books from my childhood and they were early favorites of mine. I particularly
loved the kindness and generosity and good will in this film. After a series of dangers, Barbar
had a dream where an ugly fellow, "misfortune" was taunting him, and this was dispelled by some
cute "elephant angels" who came down, singing, with love rays from Heaven. This was a great opportunity
for me to point out to our grandchildren how good is more powerful than evil. I plan on buying all of
the books for our grandsons for their fourth birthday. I am delighted to be re-introduced to these
timeless stories.Babar - King Of The Elephants
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Love this movie and know my family will too. Have seen it many times and hope to see it many more.Published on October 17, 2013 by Sharron A.
My daughter could not stop watching it. I think she watched it at least a dozen times since it arrived.Published on February 25, 2013 by Amazon Customer
Babar is an okay video, but my grand children did not like it as well as they have many other cartoon characters.Published on December 18, 2012 by J. Fields
My two boys 2, and 4, were watching this together and they were enjoying the animals in the beginning scene, then a shotgun comes out and Babar's mother is killed right beneath... Read morePublished on May 4, 2012 by Courtney
I thought Babar - King of the Elephants was a weak DVD, not particularly 'fun,' unless strife is
considered a worthwhile way for children to spend their time. Read more
This movie is good, especially if your son or daughter LOVES Babar. However, the mother of Babar gets killed by a hunter in the very first 10 minutes of the movie. Read morePublished on August 4, 2010 by Jays Mom